SMPTE Extends Annual Technical Conference Call for Papers to 13 July; Topic Categories Span Broadband, Broadcast, Cinema, Gaming, Multi-Screen


2012 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition ● 23-25 October 2012 ●

White Plains, NY, 26 June 2012– The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries, has extended its call for scientific, academic, and technical papers for the 2012 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition to be held 23-25 October 2012 in Hollywood. Abstracts for the conference, whose topic categories span broadband, broadcast, cinema, gaming, and multi-screen use, must be received no later than 13 July 2012 at 23:59 Eastern Time in the United States (03:59 14 July 2012 in the UCT time zone). More information is available at; regular updates will also be available on Twitter via @SMPTEATC and postings using the #SMPTE2012 hash tag.

The 2012 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition is one of a series of non-commercial, scientific gatherings led by the Society that focus on breakthrough research and advanced technologies, practical applications of motion-imaging solutions, critical standards initiatives that drive business success, and key industry trends and future technology needs. 

Proposed papers for the 2012 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition must be informational in nature and address the technical theory, research, application, or practice associated with technologies relevant to the motion-imaging industry. Student papers also are strongly encouraged. Papers that are commercial or promotional in nature will not be considered. Technical topics to be considered include:

  • Advancements in Film Technologies: Restoration Techniques
  • Advances in Stereoscopic 3D Imaging, Processing, Distribution & Display
  • Animation: New Techniques & Process
  • Asset Management & Archive
  • Beyond HD - 1080p60 3G Infrastructure
  • Broadband Content Delivery
  • Broadcast Facility IP Data Exchange (e.g., BXF)
  • Cinematography: New Tools & Trends
  • Cinematography & Post
  • Cloud, SOA & Workflow
  • Color Management, Interchange & Correction Techniques
  • Consumer Technologies: Repurposing for Professional Applications
  • Content Management, Storage, Archiving & Retrieval
  • Content Security, Rights Management & Watermarking
  • Digital Audio for Cinema, Broadcast & Gaming
  • Digital Audio Implementation Issues, Including Loudness Variations & Lip-Sync Errors
  • Digital Cinema Exhibition: Servers, Content Storage, Networks & Scheduling
  • Digital Cinema Production & Post Production: Processes & Workflow
  • Digital Intermediates: Process, Advancements & Case Studies
  • Display Technologies: Plasma, LCD, LCoS, OLED's & Laser
  • Evolving Technology For Broadcast Facilities
  • File Based Workflows
  • High-Performance Networks
  • Historical Topics on Early Filmmaking, Animation & Television Technologies
  • Image Acquisition for Filmmaking, Broadcast News, Studio Production & Sports
  • Advancements in Image Processing
  • IP Content Networks, Transport, Architectures, Standards & Applications
  • IPTV Concepts & Applications
  • Metadata & File Management
  • Multi-Screen/Multi-View Environment
  • MXF Implementation
  • New Technologies & Architectures for Improved Workflow Efficiency
  • Next-Generation Digital Infrastructure
  • Opportunities & Challenges for Mobile Video Services
  • Sound Techniques & Technologies
  • Station Monitoring & Control
  • Wide Bandwidth Infrastructure: 1080p50/60, 4K & Beyond

Authors who submitted abstracts prior to the original 22 June 2012 deadline will be notified regarding the status no later than 20 July.